Period
to 9 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 161 161 168
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 72 116 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.45% 1.54% 1.69%
As % of the General category 2.42% 2.52% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 68 101 140
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £90,625 £85,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £108,625 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,134
% change year-on-year - +3.93% +9.33%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,971 4,601 6,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.89% 61.11% 63.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,581 4,013 5,663
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 43 (59.72%) DevOps
2 35 (48.61%) Azure
3 34 (47.22%) C#
4 33 (45.83%) Docker
4 33 (45.83%) Kubernetes
5 29 (40.28%) Python
6 27 (37.50%) AWS
7 25 (34.72%) .NET
8 23 (31.94%) Linux
8 23 (31.94%) Terraform
9 19 (26.39%) Datadog
10 18 (25.00%) Machine Learning
11 17 (23.61%) Jenkins
12 16 (22.22%) C++
12 16 (22.22%) SQL
13 15 (20.83%) Test Automation
13 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (18.06%) .NET Core
14 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (16.67%) Computer Science
15 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 12 (16.67%) Node.js
16 11 (15.28%) Grafana
16 11 (15.28%) GCP
16 11 (15.28%) Java
16 11 (15.28%) Social Skills
17 10 (13.89%) Artificial Intelligence
17 10 (13.89%) Degree
17 10 (13.89%) TDD
17 10 (13.89%) Finance

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) ejabberd
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (48.61%) Azure
2 27 (37.50%) AWS
3 19 (26.39%) Datadog
4 11 (15.28%) GCP
5 7 (9.72%) Serverless
6 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.39%) Firebase
7 1 (1.39%) GitHub
7 1 (1.39%) Google Play
7 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (1.39%) BGP
1 1 (1.39%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (1.39%) Firewall
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) LAN
1 1 (1.39%) PBX
1 1 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.39%) SMTP
1 1 (1.39%) SNMP
1 1 (1.39%) VoIP
1 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 7 (9.72%) Tableau
4 6 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.94%) MySQL
5 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.78%) Looker
8 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.11%) NUnit
2 8 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (6.94%) SonarQube
4 4 (5.56%) CircleCI
5 3 (4.17%) JIRA
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.39%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (15.28%) Social Skills
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Influencing Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Presentation Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
4 4 (5.56%) Advertising
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Developer
2 20 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (25.00%) Games Engineer
4 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) .NET Developer
6 11 (15.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 11 (15.28%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) C# Developer
8 9 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (12.50%) Games Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Data Scientist
10 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Technical Leader
12 4 (5.56%) Analyst
12 4 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
12 4 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 3 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
13 3 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 3 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.72%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) .NET Core
3 12 (16.67%) Node.js
4 8 (11.11%) TensorFlow
5 5 (6.94%) OAuth
5 5 (6.94%) OAuth2
5 5 (6.94%) OpenID
5 5 (6.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (4.17%) HTML
6 3 (4.17%) React
7 2 (2.78%) Keras
7 2 (2.78%) NumPy
7 2 (2.78%) OpenCV
7 2 (2.78%) PyTorch
7 2 (2.78%) scikit-learn
7 2 (2.78%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (2.78%) Web Services
8 1 (1.39%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.39%) LESS
8 1 (1.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.94%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile Games
3 2 (2.78%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.39%) Media Streaming
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Online Games
4 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Debian
3 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (59.72%) DevOps
2 18 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
3 15 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 10 (13.89%) Artificial Intelligence
6 10 (13.89%) Microservices
6 10 (13.89%) TDD
7 9 (12.50%) Data Science
8 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.72%) Analytics
9 7 (9.72%) Validation
10 6 (8.33%) Architectural Design
10 6 (8.33%) Computer Vision
10 6 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
10 6 (8.33%) Neural Network
10 6 (8.33%) Reinforcement Learning
10 6 (8.33%) Scrum
11 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) C#
2 29 (40.28%) Python
3 16 (22.22%) C++
3 16 (22.22%) SQL
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 8 (11.11%) R
6 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.94%) C
9 2 (2.78%) Perl
9 2 (2.78%) Rust
10 1 (1.39%) Go
10 1 (1.39%) Java 8
10 1 (1.39%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) PhD
3 5 (6.94%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) iptables
2 1 (1.39%) Kamailio
2 1 (1.39%) KVM
2 1 (1.39%) Postfix
2 1 (1.39%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 33 (45.83%) Kubernetes
2 23 (31.94%) Terraform
3 11 (15.28%) Grafana
4 8 (11.11%) Kibana
5 4 (5.56%) Ansible
6 1 (1.39%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.39%) Marathon
6 1 (1.39%) Puppet
6 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle
2 2 (2.78%) Facebook
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe
3 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco
3 1 (1.39%) GENBAND
3 1 (1.39%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) HP
3 1 (1.39%) Juniper
3 1 (1.39%) Mitel
3 1 (1.39%) Nortel
3 1 (1.39%) Percona
3 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL